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Almost Lost For Season, Travis Zajac Helping Fuel Devils’ Run

Most of the talk about the Devils and their run to the Stanley Cup finals has focused on Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Peter DeBoer. The guy who tends to get lost in all the talk is Travis Zajac.

05/29/2012

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammate David Clarkson after scoring in the first period period of Game 6 against the visiting Rangers on May 25, 2012. New Jersey went on to win 3-2 in overtime and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Exorcise ’94 Demons, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals For 5th Time

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

05/26/2012

The Devils' Ryan Carter, center, celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta as the Rangers' Brad Richards, right, reacts late in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 23, 2012.. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Garden Goes Silent As Devils, Despite Being Outplayed, Stun Rangers In Game 5

Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

05/24/2012

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Devils, 1 Win Away, Out To End ’94 Talk Once And For All

The comparisons to 1994 were apparent before this series even started — now it’s reaching a crescendo. All that’s missing is a guarantee from the Rangers captain.

05/24/2012

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings talks to teammates Dustin Brown #23 and Justin Williams #14 in the second period while taking on the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Penner’s OT Goal Takes Kings To Stanley Cup Final

Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.

05/23/2012

Travis Zajac is mobbed by teammates after scoring the Devils' second goal of Game 4. New Jersey went on to beat the Rangers, 4-1 at the Prudential Center on May 21, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Make East Finals A Best Of 3 With Convincing Game 4 Victory

Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and survived a third-period punch to the chest by old buddy Mike Rupp as the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1, Monday night, evening the Eastern Conference Finals, 2-2.

05/22/2012

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Coyotes Beat Kings 2-0 To Avoid Sweep

Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

05/21/2012

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Kings Beat Phoenix, Move To Brink Of Stanley Cup Final

Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

05/18/2012

Members of the Devils surround teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, center, following his first-period goal against the Rangers on May 16, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. New Jersey evened the teams' Eastern Conference Finals series at a game apiece with a 3-2 win. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Devils Silence Garden Faithful, Get Better Of Rangers In Game 2

David Clarkson’s deflected goal 2:31 into the third period snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that evened the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece on Wednesday night.

05/17/2012

Goaltender Jonatha Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a glove save as Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks for the rebound in the third period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings Shutout Coyotes 4-0 To Match NHL Record With 7-Straight Road Playoff Wins

Jeff Carter scored three goals, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings matched an NHL record with their seventh straight road playoff victory, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 Tuesday night to take control of Western Conference finals.

05/16/2012

The Rangers' Chris Kreider, center, celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Artem Anisimov, right, and Derek Stepan against the visiting Devils in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals series on May 14, 2012. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Tired? Worn Down? Rangers Bury Devils Under 3rd Period Avalanche In Game 1

After 14 games and two nail-biting playoff series wins, the New York Rangers insist they have plenty left to make a run at the Stanley Cup. If any proof was needed, Henrik Lundqvist provided it with a shutout victory over the well-rested New Jersey Devils on Monday.

05/15/2012

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Four Teams Left With A Chance To Lift Stanley Cup

Four teams remain in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but which team has the best chance to win?

05/14/2012

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Silverman: Front Office Needs A Kick Start As Blackhawks Face Offseason

Coaching mistakes are made all the time in hockey. The Blackhawks are not immune to this problem and Joel Quenneville has made his share of goofs.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

A shot by the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (not pictured) gets by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of Game 6 on May 9, 2012, in Washington. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Season Once Again Down To 1 Game Following Game 6 Loss

Alex Ovechkin rebounded from a rare zero-shot performance by scoring after 88 seconds Wednesday night, Braden Holtby made 30 saves, and the Washington Capitals forced a Game 7 with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

05/10/2012

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, right, celebrates his power-play goal at 5:00 of the third period against the Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Advance To Eastern Conference Finals For First Time In 9 Years

Bryce Salvador, David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk scored goals to lift New Jersey to a 3-1 Game 5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, sending the Devils into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003.

05/09/2012

The Rangers' Marc Staal celebrates with teammates Anton Stralman, right, and Derek Stepan, left, after scoring the winning a goal in overtime against the Capitals in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on May 7, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Snatch Victory Away From Caps, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Euphoria replaced pure panic at Madison Square Garden in a matter of moments. And even the most optimistic New York Rangers fan couldn’t have seen this one coming.

05/08/2012

Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers as Jaromir Jagr skates away in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Dominate Flyers, Take 3-1 Series Advantage

The Devils took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and are a win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.

05/07/2012

Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal for a 1-0 lead over St. Louis Blues with Colin Fraser #24 and Dustin Penner #25 during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Sweep Blues To Advance To Western Conference Finals

Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for just the second time in club history.

05/07/2012

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Rangers Lose 3-2, Series Tied At Two Games Apiece

Mike Green’s power-play goal with 5:48 left in regulation Saturday lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers

05/07/2012

Alexei Ponikarovsky scores late in overtime, giving the Devils a 4-3 win over the Flyers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 3, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Live Dangerously But Somehow Stun Flyers In OT

Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound with 2:39 left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.

05/04/2012

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